soup/salad spot open weekday evening in east 50s
Hi all - I work on 53rd and 3rd and tonight I am meeting a friend for a quick bite tonight at around 7:30-8:00. I'm not looking for waiter service or anything, just a chill place to grab some soup, sandwich or salad. Something very simple like hale & hearty or pret a manger, but a lot of these places around me close early, like 7 or earlier. Can anyone suggest a similar type spot in the neighborhood?
Thanks so much!
What about Financier on 54th and 1st? It is a branch of a French patisserie that is mostly downtown. Great croque monsieurs, hot/cold sandwiches, soups, salads, etc. There is a nice room in the back where there is wait service--its not immediately noticeable but tear yourself away from the amazing pastry case and its right there. Here is the lunch menu which I think is what they offer for dinner.